Pfizer’s Greek Chairman and CEO Dr. Albert Bourla is writing ‘an exclusive, first-hand, behind-the-scenes story’ of how Pfizer raced to create the first Covid-19 vaccine.
Dr. Bourla scored a deal with Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, to write a book on the vaccine maker’s ‘nine-month race to make the impossible possible’.
“I am sharing the story of our moonshot — the challenges we faced, the lessons we learned, and the core values that allowed us to make it happen — in hopes that it might inspire and inform your own moonshot, whatever that may be,” he said in a statement.
“Harper Business is honoured to be publishing this landmark book—with insights into the scientific, political, and organisational challenges Dr. Bourla and his team faced in bringing the vaccine to market,” Hollis Heimbouch, publisher at Harper Business stated.
As Dr. Bourla makes clear, Pfizer’s success wasn’t due to luck; it was because of preparation driven by four simple values—Courage, Excellence, Equity, and Joy.
The book, ‘Moonshot: Inside Pfizer’s Nine-Month Race to Make the Impossible Possible’, will be published on November 9, 2021
Financial terms were not disclosed, but the Greek CEO expressed his intention to have the book’s proceeds go to charity.